Feb 012017
 
Winter Wildlife Videos

Winter brings a wide variety of wildlife to this area and it is my favorite time of year to be outside. I filmed a lot of wildlife (over 70 species) between mid November and late January and I have five videos to share. These were shot at different locations and are compilations of short clips

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Feb 172015
 
In Search of the White Rock Lake Bald Eagle

Last year, around mid-September, I began to pickup on chatter about Bald Eagle sightings at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. White Rock Lake is only a few miles from the downtown Dallas, and is about as urban as any lake in the area. The lake itself is ringed by narrow strip of parkland, but

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Oct 292014
 
They Turned Off The River

October 23, 2014 – Lewisville, Texas I found the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in an odd state when I stopped by the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) last week. The Corps of Engineers had closed the spillway coming out of Lewisville Lake in order to perform some routine maintenance, effectively cutting off

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Oct 142014
 
End of Summer Urban Wildlife Recap

Its been a busy summer. I didn’t get out as often as I would have liked—it seems real life kept getting in the way. A number of special projects I had in mind for this summer will have to be put off until next year. But that’s ok, in spite of the obstacles I did

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Feb 172014
 
Journal - Checking Trail Cameras

Dateline – November 27, 2013 This past fall I was running a number of trail camera projects concurrently. Trail cameras, for those who don’t know, are small battery powered units equipped with motion detectors and infrared lights for nighttime photography. Hunters use them to scout out likely areas and to become more familiar with a

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Dec 042013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - Double Dipping

One thing that makes Neotropic Cormorants interesting to me is that they are not supposed to be here. According to most all range maps I have seen the northern limits of their range should terminate somewhere in far south Texas. But I see them in the Dallas/Fort Worth area quite frequently—or at least I think

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Nov 072013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - At Woodlake Pond

Neotropic Cormorants basking at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. These birds are trying to soak up a little sun on a brisk autumn afternoon. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Nov 6, 2005 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Water-Pond Type of Behavior

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Jul 142013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - In a Row

Neotropic Cormorants congregating at John Bunker Sand Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. The dark bird is an adult cormorant. The lighter colored birds are first year juveniles. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – May 19, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat –

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Jun 162013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - On the Boardwalk

Neotropic Cormorants on the boardwalk at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 28, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Juvenile Observer –

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Jun 022013
 
Neotropic Cormorant - John Bunker Sands

Neotropic Cormorants on the boardwalk at John Bunker Sands. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – Apr 13, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Nov 232012
 
Neotropic Cormorant - LLELA

Neotropic Cormorants observed at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Nov 18, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article

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